Before the universe exploded from nothingness into a big bang of expansion, there was only nothing. Then there was both nothing and something. All the while, nothingness was never threatened, never altered, never harmed or destroyed even by this primordial explosion.
Nothingness is the source, the creator of all things. Where was a baby before it was conceived, but in the vast nothingness—the unmanifested. All life arises from nothingness.
If we do not know God, it is because we do not know nothingness. We have not yet recognized that all form as ultimately meaningless, unstable, impermanent. Now with this knowledge, form loses its grip, fear dissolves, and our God-essence within is given the freedom to love and to create.
Religion will not teach you that God is in the nothingness. Instead, the Church claims that God is in its own restrictive structures and rituals. But it is impossible for any entity or institution to grasp at or possess nothingness. God is the vast empty space within us, around us, and the eternal and infinite void that gives birth to all things. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.